Welcome to Better Help!
My name is Stacie Billingsley, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Human Development Counseling, from Bradley University in 2007. I've worked in different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting and more. I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having someone to talk to or find support in can make a difference. For much of my career I have worked with youth ages 9-21 at a not for profit agency and in a high school setting. I understand that at times the difficulties, stressors, and emotions that adolescents and their parents face can seem troublesome to overcome and having support during this time in life is important.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem-solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability, so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first. One 50 minute live session a week, followed by messaging back and forth on the platform tends to work well for many people; however, there may be times where this contact increases or decreases depending upon the person.
I have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Depression and other areas.
I look forward to working with you!
Years of Experience: 13
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCPC #180.007296 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
In the short time I have used Betterhelp Stacie has been a guiding light in my journey to become a better person. I came initially to discuss some relationship matters & anger management as well as some more delicate personal matters. Stacies support & encouragement has really enabled me to understand myself better, personal triggers that I was previously blissfully unaware of. I feel overall better equipped to handle my own anger & this has in turn enabled me to build a stronger more valuable relationship with my wife & family.
She truly has helped me through a lot of issues I’ve had and made me into a better person. People in my life have commented on what an improvement they’ve seen. So I can’t thank her enough. She cares about me and makes me feel seen like no one else does. It means the world. Thank you.
Stacie is incredible! I love the way she challenges me so that I can dig deep down and find the answers I’m looking for inside myself. She’s very attentive and patient, even when I ramble on for minutes on end. I feel like we make progress every time we speak, whether that be via phone or messaging. I could not recommend Stacie enough and I am very grateful that she is the one helping me along my journey!
13 years in the game, Stacie has the experience needed. She makes it so you feel you have the support you need to feel better for real. I feel more confident in who I am, and I am better with Stacie around to help me.
Been an amazing listener and supporter so far :)
She is a great help! She is helping me through a difficult time.
Stacie is very competent and really works to understand the needs and struggles of her clients. She responds quickly to messages and journal entries, showing her commitment to her client's struggles.
She has a delightful personality and is easy to talk to. She has helped me see possibilities which before were obscured by my trauma. I can strongly recommend her to anyone who needs a safe, sane and bright beacon in a storm!
Never having used this kind of format, I was a little ambivalent. I’m actually quite pleased with it, and feel I was well matched to my counselor. I appreciate the ease of at-home counseling.